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Along with 45 other states, The California Department of Education adopted the same academic standards. These standards are called Common Core Standards. These standards were developed by ...more

99 copies of the 2014 Wood Middle School yearbook was sold online-paperless! To recognize this honor, TreeRing Yearbooks is planting 99 trees in Wood's name through their partner Trees for the Future!

Calendar 2014-15

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FREE College Workshop at Encinal: Oct. 22nd!
Are you college bound?

 

Parents and students, middle school is the time to start planning for college! Please join our College 101 Workshop at Encinal High School on Wednesday 10/22 from 5.30-8.30 p.m. Light dinner and refreshments wi... Continue
Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 10/1/14

**Community Service Hours Opportunity at LUM**
Friday, October 24th Fall Family Fun Night at Lum Elementary needs student volunteers

 

Come help run the games, the food tables or be a part of the haunted house!

 

Lum will need help from 5:00-9:00pm. Student volunteers wi... Continue
Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 10/1/14

Walk and Roll to School: October 8th!
Walk and Roll

 

Please join the fun on Walk and Roll to School Day on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 9am at the Wood amphitheater.

 

Students, parents and teachers at Wood will celebrate International Walk and Roll to School.&... Continue
Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 9/30/14

News

FREE College Workshop at Encinal: Oct. 22nd!
Are you college bound?

 

Parents and students, middle school is the time to start planning for college! Please join our College 101 Workshop at Encinal High School on Wednesday 10/22 from 5.30-8.30 p.m. Light dinner and refreshments wi... Continue
Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 10/1/14

**Community Service Hours Opportunity at LUM**
Friday, October 24th Fall Family Fun Night at Lum Elementary needs student volunteers

 

Come help run the games, the food tables or be a part of the haunted house!

 

Lum will need help from 5:00-9:00pm. Student volunteers wi... Continue
Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 10/1/14

Walk and Roll to School: October 8th!
Walk and Roll

 

Please join the fun on Walk and Roll to School Day on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 9am at the Wood amphitheater.

 

Students, parents and teachers at Wood will celebrate International Walk and Roll to School.&... Continue
Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 9/30/14

Recycle Your Used Ink Cartridges at Wood! Turn into Main Office

Recycle Your Used Ink Cartridges at Wood! Turn into the Main Office

Beavers are 'Walking and Rolling' to School on October 8th!

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Congratulations Wood Science Department and Students!

Congratulations Wood Science Department and Students!

Check out Wood Middle School featured on Stopwaste.org!

http://schools.stopwaste.org/share/middle-school/wood.html

-Special Congressional Recognition of outstanding and invaluable service for the community as an Ocean Guardian School  by Representative Sam Farr

-NOAA Ocean Guardian Award for our Exemplary Efforts as a guardian of Our Oceans
 

Beavers To-Do List:

1. Study hard

2. Be nice to your teachers

3. Make a new friend

4. Order a yearbook

5. Eat your vegetables

6. Listen to your parents

7. Do your homework

8. Get 8-9 hours of sleep nightly

9. Drink plenty of water

10. Love your life!

Scroll over a date for details

Today: 10/2/14

Beaver Expectations

Be Respectful

Be Responsible

Be Safe

Be an Ally

Wood Middle School Wins 3 Grants from the National Education Association in Conjunction with the Alameda County Office of Education

We're proud to announce that Wood Middle School's tradition of arts integration will be further supported this upcoming school year thanks in part to three grants totaling $15,000 from the National Education Association in conjunction with the Alameda County Office of Education. Congratulations to Art teacher, Lindsey Shepard as she leads WMS staff on another year of artistic collaboration! The details of the grants are as follows:

  1. Three teachers or staff members to attend the three courses in our Integrated Learning Specialist Program. Each course offers in depth instruction and training. The course are offered in the fall, Spring and summer. There is a progression from Course A (in depth arts integration strategies), to Course B (ongoing assessment strategies) to Course C (collaborative curriculum design), that the team of three staff members will take together. 
  2. An arts integration coach who will work with your staff or your leadership team (usually the teachers who go through the courses) on arts integration strategies in classrooms. 
  3. Money for a teaching artist to come in and work with your students. This can be really flexible with how you would like to use the resource.
  4. Money to register staff for our Integrated Learning Summer Institute. It would be great to get folks registered for this summer as it will be an inspiring intro to the work that is going on in integrated learning. More info is at: http://www.artiseducation.org/what-we-do/our-programs/integrated-learning-summer-institute and I've attached the flyer. 
  5. Direct resources to the school for supplies, and support materials.

Students tinker and create!

Wood students participated in a fun afterschool program where they explored the childhood pasttime of "tinkering". Take a look at what they created.

Tinkering